Sox snap skid with win at Bellingham

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Sox Top Bells

The Wenatchee AppleSox had their 7-game winning streak snapped on Friday in Bellingham, falling to the Bells 7-to-5. Then, they lost again Saturday 4-2. Sunday was a different story, however, as we hear from the “Voice” of the Wenatchee AppleSox, Joel Norman…

Wenatchee tops Bellingham 5-2

Altenberger now has three home runs on the season. Kodie Kolden went 2-for-5 in the game with a run and RBI. And on the mound, Gavin Gorrell improved to 3-and-2 on the season with the victory, going 5-and-two-thirds innings and allowing 2-runs on 3-hits with 2-strikeouts and 3-walks.
Joel tells us he’ll be down in Bend for tonight’s home run derby as well as tomorrow’s All-Star game, so we’ll be getting reports on how the boys do.

Knights and Cowlitz sweep series

Also in the West Coast League Sunday as we look at the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

West Coast League Scoreboard

Yakima Valley pounded out 22-hits in its 12-4 win over Victoria. The Pippins were led by Kyle Dean, who went 3-for-5 with 4-RBI’s as Yakima Valley salvaged the final game of the weekend series.

Port Angeles scored 4 in the 1st and 3 in the third and held on for an 8-6 win over Kelowna. Matthew Christian hit his 9th homer of the summer for the Lefties and was 3-for-4 with 4-RBI’s.

Michael Dixon’s walk-off single in the bottom of the 9th scored Nick Yovetich and Corvallis came back to beat Walla Walla 3-2. The win completed a three-game sweep by the Knights of the Sweets in the weekend series.

Cowlitz completed a three-game weekend sweep of Bend with Sunday’s 4-3 win. The Black Bears are now 18-and-21 on the season, trying to keep pace with Corvallis and Portland in the Southern Division second-half standings.

Kyle Velazquez was 4-for-5 with 5-RBI’s to lead Portland to a 12-3 win over Ridgefield. The Pickles improved to 7-and-1 in the second-half of the season.

Sox fall to 2nd in North standings

Let’s check the standings in the North Division after a rough weekend for the AppleSox…

West Coast League North Standings

Victoria is back in first place at 9-and-4. The AppleSox are a half-game back at 8-and-4. Yakima Valley is 7-and-6, 2-games back. Port Angeles sits in 4th place at 6-and-6. Bellingham is 3-and-8 while Kelowna is 3-and-9.

Kikuchi struggles again in loss

Yusei Kikuchi lost yet again for the Mariner Sunday in a 9-3 defeat to the Los Angeles Angels…

Angels beat Mariners 9-3

Kikuchi gave up another two home runs as the Angels hit four on the day as he went 5-innings, allowing 7-runs on 9-hits with 3-strikeouts and 1-walk. Kikuchi’s ERA is 5.37 on the season now.

Dee Gordon went 3-for-4 at the bottom of the lineup for Seattle as the Mariners stranded 12 runners on the base paths.

The Mariners welcome Texas into town tonight for the first of three games with Adrian Sampson will go up against Marco Gonzales.

Houston continues to roll in West

Also in the American League West on Sunday…

American League West Scoreboard

Michael Brantley hit two home runs and drove in 3-RBI’s to lead Houston to a 5-3 win over Texas.

Max Kepler’s walk-off single to score Ehire Adrianza completed a 2-run 9th and win for Minnesota over Oakland 7-6.

Hot temps and hot cars at WVSO

It was a wild weekend of racing at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval with hot temperatures and hot cars…

WVSO Results

Redmond’s Randy Dubois grabbed the checkered flag in the Granite Evergreen Super Sprints Main Event. The Northwest Mini Stock Tour A Feature went to Thomas Stanford out of Sammamish. Kamloops, B.C.’s Jim White won the West Coast Vintage Racers main. And the Economy Midget finale went to Shoreline’s Hannah Lindquist.